Clinical Practice Guidelines

UNC Stroke Center CPGs


Acute Ischemic Stroke

  1. Guidelines for the early management of patients with acute ischemic stroke:  A guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.  Jauch, EC, Saver, JL, Adams, HP et. al. Stroke. 2013; 44: 870-947.

  2. 2015 AHA/ASA focused updated of the 2013 guidelines for the early management of patients with acute ischemic stroke regarding endovascular treatment: A guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Powers, WJ, Derdeyn, CP, Piller, Jose et. al. Stroke.  2015 June 15. 

  3. Scientific Rationale for the Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria for Intravenous Alteplase in Acute Ischemic Stroke A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/early/2015/12/22/STR.0000000000000086.full.pdf+html

  4. Expansion of the Time Window for Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke With Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator. A Science Advisory From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.  Del Zoppo GJ, Saver JL, Jauch EC, Adams HP Jr; on behalf of the American Heart Association Stroke Council. Stroke. 2009 May 28.

Hemorrhagic Stroke

  1. Guidelines for the management of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage: A guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Hemphill, JC, Greenbert, SM, Anderson, CS et. al. Stroke.  2015; 46: 2032-2060.

  2. Guidelines for the management of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Connolly, E, Rabinstein, AA, Carhuapoma, JR et. al.  Stroke.  2012; 43; 1711-1737.

Transient Ischemic Attack

  1. Definition and evaluation of transient ischemic attack: a scientific statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Council. Easton JD, Saver JL, Albers GW, Alberts MJ, et al. Stroke. 2009 Jun;40(6):2276-93.

 Prevention

  1. Guidelines for the primary prevention of stroke. Meschia, JF, Bushnell, C, Boden-Albala, B et. al. Stroke. 2014; 45:3754-3832.

  2. Guidelines for the prevention of stroke in patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack.  Kernan, WN, Ovbiagele, B, Black, HR et. al. Stroke. 2014; 45: 2160-2236.

 Nursing

  1. Comprehensive overview of nursing and interdisciplinary rehabilitation care of the stroke patient: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Miller, EL, Murray, L, Richards, L et. al.  Stroke.  2010.  41:2402-2448.

Rehabilitation

  1. Guidelines for Adult Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery A Guideline for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/early/2016/05/04/STR.0000000000000098.full.pdf+html


  2. Other Guidelines and Resources

    www.americanheart.org

    AAN Guidelines For Stroke


    Stroke Assessment Tools

    NIH Stroke Scale

    Modified Rankin Scale